this friday, i’m in love with…
black bean brownies || after hearing about them from a co-worker, S surprised me with whipping up a batch of black bean brownies this week. he found the recipe on one of my favorite blogs, minimalist baker, and it couldn’t be simpler. these bad boys are vegan and gluten-free (so shawna approved!) yet still taste quite indulgent. if you’re looking for a healthier alternative to your regular box mix, i highly approve of this recipe. i’ve been heating the muffin-sized brownies up in the microwave and devouring them with a scoop of almond butter. YUM.
summer dresses || guys, i can’t stop buying dresses! i blame this dress for being the catalyst of said purchases, but after years of having a hard time finding dresses that were both flattering and an appropriately length, i seem to have finally hit the jackpot. in the past few weeks, i’ve snagged this one, and this one, and most recently used my birthday discount to add this one to my collection. i can’t wait to rotate them all season long. below are a few more options i’m currently coveting:
queer eye season two || as expected, S and i binged the entire second season of netflix’s acclaimed series almost in one sitting last weekend. while i was so happy to be reunited with the fab 5 (mostly jonathan, my favorite), i will say that i didn’t love the makeover recipients as much as those from season one. that didn’t stop me from tearing up multiple times, however. if you haven’t yet gotten on this train, i truly cannot endorse this show enough. as many people in the twitterverse have echoed, it really should be required viewing for humankind.
in my online shopping cart: i picked up this blouse & this dress this week and finally snagged these pink wide leg pants since they were on super sale! other items in my cart include: this swimsuit top + bottoms, this striped skirt, tank, and pants,
a sneak peek of what’s coming next week:
finding my uniform
my current skincare routine
maybe a madewell fitting room fables!
three things i’m looking forward to this weekend/next week:
fresh highlight tonight
exploring our new neighborhood
date night in!
and in case you missed it, here’s what appeared on the blog this week:
after a very packed weekend last weekend, i’m very much looking forward to a slower change of pace. S and i are excited to start exploring life on this side of the hill (we literally moved just over the hill from our condo), starting with a couple new restaurants that have popped up in the area, including a coffee bar and a cider brewery! the weather is going to be nice again this weekend so it’ll be great to get outside, stretch our legs, and soak up some vitamin d (with proper sunscreen, of course). what are you up to this weekend? it’s the first official one of summer so i hope whatever it is, you have the chance to get outside. bbq season is upon us, friends!
see you next week!